Critical Contrast: ASM International (ASMIY) vs. The Competition

ASM International (OTCMKTS: ASMIY) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare ASM International to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.1% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.4% of ASM International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.5% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ASM International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASM International 1 3 4 0 2.38
ASM International Competitors 279 1035 1572 37 2.47

ASM International currently has a consensus target price of $329.68, indicating a potential downside of 25.11%. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 19.41%. Given ASM International’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ASM International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ASM International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ASM International $1.52 billion $326.01 million 44.74
ASM International Competitors $2.73 billion $337.34 million 34.53

ASM International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ASM International. ASM International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

ASM International pays an annual dividend of $2.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. ASM International pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 23.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

ASM International has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASM International’s rivals have a beta of 1.15, meaning that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares ASM International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASM International 26.69% 21.36% 17.75%
ASM International Competitors -8.32% 0.63% 3.72%

Summary

ASM International rivals beat ASM International on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About ASM International

ASM International NV engages in the research and development, design, manufacture, and sale of equipment, and provision of service to customers for the production of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. It operates through the Front-end and Back-end segments. The Front-end segment manufactures and sells equipment used in wafer processing, encompassing the fabrication steps in which silicon wafers are layered with semiconductor devices. The Back-end segment manufactures and sells equipment and materials used in assembly and packaging, encompassing the processes in which silicon wafers are separated into individual circuits and subsequently assembled, packaged, and tested. The company was founded by Arthur H. del Prado on March 4, 1968 and is headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands.

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